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Update: June 10, 2013

Employment Support Centers

The Shiga Prefectural Job-Seekers Mutual General Center was established in March of 2009 to help unemployed persons find new employment and regain stability in their daily lives. Advisors at this center provide assistance and information pertaining to job-matching and every day, practical matters.

Consultations are accepted in Spanish and Portuguese through the Shiga Prefecture Multicultural Community Support Center, located within the employment center.Spoken interpretation and written translations of important materials in Tagalog are also available.

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Location: Shiga Building, 5th floor 1-3-10 Umebayashi, Otsu-shi (1 minute walk from JR Otsu station)
Tel: 077-521-5421 Fax: 077-521-5455
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30-17:00 (closed on national holidays and from December 29 to January 3)
Additional information: Consultations are free and available without a reservation.

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Download the Shiga Prefectural Job-Seekers
Mutual General Center pamphlet:

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Unemployment Services for Foreigners at Hello Work

Hello Work is an employment service center run by the Japanese government that provides advice on job searching, information about employment opportunities, and runs free job-matching programs for unemployed Japanese and foreign residents of Japan. Please visit your nearest Hello Work if you are searching for employment.

Please check the information below to confirm the availability of interpreters.

1. Hello Work Naghama

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Monday-Thursday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    110 Tsujimura, Minami Takada-cho, Nagahama-shi
  • Telephone
    0749-62-2030
HellHello Work Nagahama also provides services at:

2. Nagahama City Hall
(since 24 December 2008)

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Friday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    Chusho Kigyo Sodan Shitsu, Nagahama City Hall (2nd floor of main building); 12-32 Takada, Nagahama-shi
  • Telephone
    0749-62-2030 (Hello Work Nagahama)

 

3. Maibara City Hall
(since 13 January 2009)

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    Santo Branch Office, Maibara City Hall; 1206 Nagaoka, Maibara-shi
  • Telephone
    0749-62-2030 (Hello Work Nagahama)

4. Hello Work Higashiomi

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Tuesday and Wednesday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    11-19 Midori-machi, Higashiomi-shi
  • Telephone
    0748-22-1020

5. Hello Work Kusatsu

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Tuesday and Thursday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    5-17-1 Nomura, Kusatsu-shi
  • Telephone
    077-562-3720
Hello Work Kusatsu also provides services at:

6. Kusatsu City Hall

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Thursday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    Shoko Kanko Rosei-ka, Kusatsu City Hall; 3-13-30 Kusatsu, Kusatsu-shi
  • Telephone
    077-562-3720  (Hello Work Kusatsu)

7. Moriyama City Hall

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Friday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    Across from the Kyodo Machizukuri-ka, Moriyama City Hall (2nd floor); 2-5-22 Yoshimi, Moriyama-shi
  • Telephone
    077-562-3720  (Hello Work Kusatsu)

8. Ritto City Hall

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Wednesday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    Shimin Katsudo Suishin-ka, Ritto City Hall (3rd floor); 1-13-33 Anyoji, Ritto-shi
  • Telephone
    077-562-3720  (Hello Work Kusatsu)

9. Hello Work Hikone

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese; Mondays and Thursday, 13:00-17:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    58-3 Nishi Ima-cho, Hikone-shi
  • Telephone
    0749-22-2500

10. Hello Work Koka

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese and Spanish; Monday-Thursday, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays); Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    3-1-16 Honmachi, Minakuchi-cho, Koka-shi
  • Telephone
    0748-62-0651
Hello Work Koka also provides services at:

11. Koka City Hall
(since 24 December 2008)

  • Languages & Hours
    Portuguese and Spanish; Wednesday, 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-16:00 (closed on national holidays and over the New Year holidays)
  • Address
    Keiundo Shitsu, Santopia Minakuchi; 1-1 Kitanaiki, Minakuchi-cho, Koka-shi
  • Telephone
    0748-62-0651 (Hello Work Koka)